Paint not as pretty as I hoped. Hens seem dark too,
By: AK Nick from Juneau, AK
How is the quality? Does it have every feature you need?
Top wing feather is glued on
Overall look's are there, and will work fine. However...
Paint does not feel hard and can scratch off with finger nail if you try hard enough.
Hen decoys are darker in real life than in the picture.
Feather detail isn't as well blended as the picture has it.
Drakes have a blue (like a mallard wing spectrum) in the front of the green mask... why not just use metallic green?
Would you recommend this item?
Overall appearance of the decoys look good from a distance, I'm afraid the paint might rub off sooner than later. I bought these mainly for the two hens because I'm from Alaska and we are at the beginning on the migration, but they look too dark in my opinion, might get some brown kyrlon fusion to touch them up. Over all I am happy with the purchase.
Is this item easy to use, or does it require prior knowledge/skill?
Yes, get the keel grabber set. I like the clear chord though.
What do you like or dislike about the features?
I like the line lock on the 60/40 keels.
Do you think this item is a good value?
Decent value, maybe a bit much for the paint quality.
Which flyway do you hunt in?
Does this item have a realistic appearance? Do they float well, stand well?
I love the different head postures.
What is the primary use of this item?
Waterfowl hunting in sloughs over wetlands.
Please give your general opinion of this product.
Good dekes, wish I had the chance to view what their colors actually look like in person before the purchase. A bit sloppier/softer paint than earlier dekes and darker than what's pictured. Hope that helps.